Human Resources Analyst Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $7K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $37K and hits $74K on the high end. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 74 percent. Most Human Resources Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,743 - $73,763
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,543
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$15.06 - $29.08
(Median)
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,743 - $73,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $6,773  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,311 - $73,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 844
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $29.08  
   
Overtime
$14.29 - $45.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $6,773  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,311 - $73,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Director. The latter position pays an average of $78K annually. As Human Resources Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $58K per year. Another common career choice for Human Resources Analysts is to move into a Human Resources Generalist role. Typically, Human Resources Generalists get paid $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $50K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. Human Resources Analysts bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Human Resources Analysts report making only $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Analysts, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Nashville Human Resources Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baton Rouge and Seattle (16 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Human Resources
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Powerpoint
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Microsoft Access
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Recruiting
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HTML
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Oracle
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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